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Plans submitted for mixed-use scheme in Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre

Plans submitted for mixed-use scheme in Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre

Plans have been submitted for a mixed-use development with 513 student flats and 6,000 square metres of retail space in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire.

Bristol mulls planning changes as part of air quality plan

Bristol mulls planning changes as part of air quality plan

Details of a pollution-busting plan for Bristol - including four options for a potential clean air zone backed up by changes to planning policy - have been revealed.

Night time economy to be 'significant feature' of new London Plan

Night time economy to be 'significant feature' of new London Plan

Culture and the night time economy will be a 'significant feature' of the next London Plan and councils will be encouraged to create plans that spur the night time economy, according to a 'vision' document published by the mayor of London.

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How the government's air quality plan will affect the spread of clean air zones

How the government's air quality plan will affect the spread of clean air zones

The draft UK air quality plan that campaigners finally dragged out of a reluctant government earlier this month indicates that there will be a sharp increase in zones across England in which targeted action is taken to improve air quality. But where these new zones will be, and how stringent the measures they will implement, is not yet clear.

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

Why new driverless car technology could shake up placemaking

A commitment in the Queen's Speech to push forward with a roll-out of driverless cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, could have huge implications for planners and place-making, according to experts.

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

Why the High Court ruled that a council's £170,000 CIL demand was unlawful

A High Court ruling confirms that town halls cannot group planning permissions together when deciding whether development should be charged the Community Infrastructure Levy, according to legal experts.


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